Let me splain it to you. Some years ago our government in ONE DAY took over the management of a Foreign Country. I was sent there as a Field Grade Medical Officer. To fill an 0-6 Billet. Our government in ONE DAY took over the courts, the communications, the media, the government, the police, entertainment. EVERYTHING. Not one politicians, not one Judge, not one journalist, NOBODY in that country was allowed to do their job unsupervised by an AMerican Military Officer. Their police were on patrol with empty holsters (the folks there even called them that, empty holsters) and every cop had an 18 year old MP at his elbow who DIDNT have an empty holster.
The people who did all that were my neighbors for 4 years. We drank beer in the backyard every weekend. We went fishing together. While I never heard any Op Sec breach I did get to know them very well. I got to learn how they think, how they talk to each other. I got some insight on how to recognize their work.
Over the 4 years we gave them back their country little by little. While we ran the place it was Paradise. (For us, anyway.). There was no place an American couldnt go. No place an American wasnt safe.
You’re a fascist. Have a nice day.
“While we ran the place it was Paradise. (For us, anyway.)”
Quite an interesting experience. My notes on a few items that seems to have made that “paradise”.
Was it primarily the Dept of Defense in charge not the entire US federal government working “together”? (If the feds had such talent, the US Post office would have put FedX and UPS out of business, as one example most people experience.)
That country you experienced had the benefit of US $, goods, services, and materials flowing into it. In other words, there was a wealth creating machine, industrial engine somewhere else making it all possible. For us today, other than printing fiat money which will have long term consequences, federals have led the charge to shut down our economy - there is no external “benefactor”.
That country probably didn’t have 300 million people, of which ~30% are leftists.
Finally, I would guess the average citizen back then was going from a bad situation to a better one. In our case, we seem to be going in the opposite direction.